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SOLIDWORKS CAM: Generating Toolpaths from MBD PMI

SOLIDWORKS supports a Model-Based Enterprise effort in a number of ways. One important one is automating machining. In this video, we offer an overview of how SOLIDWORKS reads semantic PMI to automatically create sets of NC toolpaths.

What is Mechanical Computer Aided Manufacturing (MCAM)?

Mechanical Computer Aided Manufacturing (MCAM)

Mechanical Computer Aided Manufacturing (MCAM) software is used to create and assess tool paths that drive milling, turning and wire electrical discharge machining operations on numerically controlled (NC) manufacturing machinery.

What is ‘The Goal’ for Engineering? How Alex Rogo Came to Conclusions…

Sometimes, it’s the simplest questions that are exactly the hardest ones to answer. In a post last week, I wrote about a book I read some time ago called The Goal (wikipedia entry). In it, the main character struggles to identify both the goal, increased profitability, and constraints of that goal, production bottlenecks and sales limitations, in a manufacturing plant he oversees in an effort to save it from being shut down. Based on that premise, I asked what the analogue is to engineering. What exactly is the goal for engineering? What are the constraints keeping engineering from that goal?

PLM vs. ALM – Which to use for Electronic Board Systems?

During the development of electronic board systems, printed circuit boards, multi-board systems, and the like (for this discussion they will be called “electronic board systems” to encompass them all), using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) seemed to be a natural progression. PLM was traditionally used to manage mechanical hardware. It easily became the process for electronic …

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Simcenter 3D

What’s New in Simcenter 3D? Simulating Turbomachinery, Drop Tests, and More

Creating accurate complex turbomachinery design simulations is easier than ever with the latest release of Simcenter 3D.

From Physical to Digital: How FARO’s 3D Scanning Solutions Improves Product Engineering

In engineering, it is very typical to go from digital to physical. Engineers create digital mockups of their ideas in a 3D CAD solution, then use those mockups to create physical products. Manufacturers do not often consider the reverse process, however. Physical products can be turned into valuable digital models, and 3D scanning allows engineers …

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PTC Moves Core Applications to Atlas: What’s the Big Deal?

PTC has announced that their core solutions are going to be migrated over to Atlas, the cloud-based platform that Onshape runs on. What are the implications? What are the opportunities? Well, we’re going to talk about that next. The Implications and Opportunities for PTC Okay, so let’s talk about what are the implications and opportunities …

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Oracle: Moving PLM to the Cloud

What does Oracle’s move to the cloud have to do with PLM? Why is it important? A few years ago, Oracle started to transition a lot of its enterprise systems into the cloud. They’ve had a PLM solution for a while. They acquired one many years ago and it’s certainly capable. There’s no doubt about …

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What’s New in Siemens NX?

What’s the little secret found in the latest releases of Siemens NX? It has to do with automation. Let’s talk about that next. If you’ve been keeping track, Siemens has moved to a more frequent release schedule for NX.  Since they’ve made that transition over, they’ve out with a lot of interesting capabilities including usability …

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